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The button mushroom, better known as a white mushroom or sometimes Agaricus bisporus is the most widely cultivated, harvested, and distributed mushroom in the world. This edible fungus is eaten so commonly by such a wide variety of people that the term “mushroom� conjures up the image of a button mushroom in most people's minds. In the United States alone, an average person consumes over two pounds (one kilogram) of button mushrooms a year. The mildly flavored, hardy fungus can be found fresh, dried, and canned in grocery stores all over the world. The button mushroom has a classic mushroom like appearance, with a short thick stalk and a white cap. The mushroom is gilled beneath the smooth cap, and a small ring of flesh surrounds the stem where it meets the cap. When young, this ring of flesh forms a veil over the gills of the mushroom. The button mushroom can be found growing almost anywhere, including lawns, compost piles, leaf mold, wood chips, dead trees, and well fertilized soil. They are easy to identify and to pick, making them a popular choice for mushroom hunters. source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-button-mushroom.htm